Chinese public health delegation to visit Montreal in September 2011

SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 2, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today the upcoming visit of a delegation to Montreal as part of a series of meetings organized by the Norman -Bethune Public Health Campus of the Quartier de la santé de Montréal.

Confirmation of the visit took place during a delegate meeting with Quebec Premier Jean Charest.

The high-level Chinese delegation will participate in a series of meetings with Quebec public health officials that will occur in Montreal September 14 to 16. The delegation will be made up of directors of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention and led by Fan Wu, director general of the organization.

The delegation is scheduled to meet a number of senior public health officials from across Quebec including Dr. Richard Lessard, Director of Public health at the Montreal Health and Social Services Agency, Dr. Luc Boileau, Chairman and Chief executive officier of the Quebec's National Public health Institute, and Marie-France Raynault, Chief of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the CHUM as well as representatives from the universities, the Université de Montréal foremost among them.

Discussions are intended to explore various areas of potential collaboration such as teaching, knowledge transfer and clinical practice. Also on the agenda will be an international public health symposium to be held in Montreal in 2012.

"Quebec expertise in public health is recognized internationally," Guy Gelineau, Director General of the Quartier de la santé de Montréal points out. "Exchanging information in this way is part of a growing collaborative effort between Quebec and Shanghai related to public health."

The Norman -Bethune International Public Health Campus

The Norman -Bethune International Public Health Campus is a Quartier de la santé de Montréal initiative intended to facilitate resource sharing between the principal Quebec public health institutions in the context of their joint projects.

SOURCE Quartier de la santé de Montréal

For further information:

Guy Versailles, ARP
(514) 744 2142  OR (514) 386 9774
versailles@versaillescom.com

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